I’ve just left impatient treatment and moved into sober living. It’s a new city and I don’t know anyone. I thought this sober living house would have more support but you’re basically left to yourself. I can’t get anyone to bring me to a meeting and I can’t leave on my own for the first week. I just really need some support right now. So lonely and depressed. Zoom meetings are helping but aren’t enough. Any advice would be wonderful.
Just breathe thats all can do atm your making an amazing big step in your life I’m very proud of you try to keep your mind distracted meditation do some yoga call family and friends binge watch all your favourite shows and movies try doodling or some sort of art work keep on doing as many meeting as you can there’s no limit if you wanna do 12 meeting a day lol
I really appreciate the advice. Taking it sometimes a second at a time. If I can make it through this week I’ll be ok. …I hope
How about picking up a new hobbie? Drawing, poetry (who cares if they suck no one has to see them), make lists…lists of what you want buy with all the money you’re going save staying sober, lists of all the things you can do now that your life will not revolve around feeding your addiction, lists of books you might want to read (who cares if you never read them), my hobby of choice has been collecting recipes, for my other new hobby cooking, I’ve been making lists and lists of ingredients I’ll need to buy, I have several lists going although I’ve only bought enough for a few recipes. You could do research of sights to see once you can go out on your own. See if there’s bus service that you can take to museums, a movie theater, the zoo…what city are you in?
I could barely get out of bed today. My depression and self loathing would have kept me in all day…and I’m not even in a sober living house.
Please know that at least one person (me) is out there in the world thinking, hoping and praying over you.
Life is not nearly as bad as our minds tell us sometimes. Easier said than done, but I’m proud of you for striving to better your life.
One step at a time. Day by day.